Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, … Continue reading Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Time Travel and Historical Fantasy

Last week we talked about Historical Fantasy, and after bringing up my definition of the distinction between Alternate History (involving something that could really happen, but didn't, such as Germany losing the Franco-Prussian War, or Kennedy surviving the assassination attempt) and Historical Fantasy (involving something that couldn't happen, like dragons serving in the Air Force, … Continue reading Time Travel and Historical Fantasy